Almost Crimes

A film by Diego Vega

Peru/USA, Crime/Drama, 2013
11 min, HDV, Color
Spanish, English with English subtitles

Producer Veronica Leon and editor Sarah Deuel in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)

This film was presented as part of the Hecho en Tejas Shorts Showcase


ALMOST CRIMES is the story of two young men and the decisions they are driven to make when they try to rob a South Texas cash loans office targeted towards Latino immigrants. Sam, an outsider, has nothing to lose but the haunting desire to escape his small town solitude. Jack is the town’s prodigal son and Sam’s closest friend, so when Sam asks him for his help with the heist, he can’t refuse. Jack has other reasons for wanting to escape but he has a lot more to lose than Sam does. Ultimately both will have to face their feelings for each other as they realize that sometimes desire stands in the way of loyalty, and that there are still many miles left between the town and the city. Because, as they know, we can only play the cards we are dealt and, when push comes to shove, we take our love wherever we can find it.

Regional Premiere

Print Source: Veronica Leon – Troublemaker Studios,


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